Child, Youth & School Services

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For information on events, youth sports and other documents, go to the Community Updates

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child, Youth & School Services programs are designed to foster and develop children's physical, intellectual and socio-emotional capabilities. The goal of the quality child and youth development options is to reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements. All services are available to Service Members and Family members at JBLM.

Youth Sponsorship

  1. Partnership between youth centers and School Support Services office
  2. Youth can get involved in club at either youth center—McChord Field or Lewis Main
  3. Incoming youth can submit application online here
  4. Current youth e-mail and collaborate with incoming youth to make transition more smooth
  5. Transition video can be viewed at: http://bcove.me/jcal5zlz
  6. PCSing video can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ7zdlHOabQ&feature=youtu.be
  7. Youth Sponsorship Request Form
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Gateway to CYSS

Parent Central Services (Registration)

School Support Services

 

Child Care Services

On-base child care options

Off-base care options

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Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parent participation

Parent education

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings

Parent advisory committees

 

School Age, Middle School & Teens

On-base Youth Services

Off-base Youth Services

Hired! Apprenticeship Program

Teen Zone | Moving to JBLM? Check out this video!

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Recreational Activities

SKIESUnlimited Youth Academy
Sports
Raindrops & Rainbows Parent/Child Play Center

 

Helpful Links

Military youth on the move
Soldier and Family Assistance Center
Washington Connection (non-military WA resources)

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Information

on any of the CYSS activities, fliers and forms please go to the Community Pages

SAT & ACT Prep Materials

Military Families are eligible to receive SAT and ACT test prep programs for just the cost of materials and shipping. Retailing at $200, the PowerPrep Programs include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3,000 files of test prep materials, sample questions and practice tests and is made possible by eKnowledge. Active duty Service Members, retirees, veterans, DOD employees and their Families are eligible. For more information, visit eKnowledge.com/JBLM or call
941-256-4076. No federal endorsement implied.

Parent Central Services:

253-966-CYSS(2977) email

 

CYSS Emails

Registration:

Parent Central Services

Child Development Centers:

Clarkmoor | Clarkmoor Hourly Care | Hillside |
Madigan CDC
| Madigan Infant & Toddler | Beachwood CDC | Yakima Child Development CenterMcChord CDC | Lewis North CDC & North Fort Outback
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Family Child Care:

Family Child Care | FCC Online

School Age Programs:

Cascade School Age Services & Hourly SAS
McChord School Age Center
Lewis North SAS

 

 

Youth Programs:

Hired | Hillside Youth Center | North Fort Youth Center
McChord Field Youth Center

Sports Program:

CYS Youth Sports | CYS Sports Special Olympics

Off-Base Child Cate:

Army Child Care in your Neighborhood

Other:

School Support Services Office | CYS Services Nurse |
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (CYS Services Liaison) | CYS Services Deployment Specialist
USDA Food Program | SKIESUnlimited

Need childcare?

JBLM Child, Youth & School Services offers quality, affordable care at convenient locations and may have openings for your child's age group. Whether you need childcare or before- and/or after-school care, inquire at Parent Central Services for the options available. If you're currently registered with CYSS and need care, please take the time to update your status with CYSS. Call 253-966-CYSS or stop by the Parent Central location nearest you -- 2295 Bitar Ave. at Lewis Main or 560 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. If you're not registered with CYSS yet, stop by or call for more information.

Check out our new-and-improved site to organize all things CYSS for your Family! http://JBLMcyssRegistration.com

Please note:

If you are a patron of CYSS, please make sure your emergency designees are up to date in your Parent Central file. CYSS cannot release your child to anyone who is not on your signed designee card (DOD policy). If you need to make updates, you may do so at any CYSS location. You may also make the changes in person at Parent Central at Lewis Main or McChord Field. Normally this is done at your annual registration however, we have many Families PCSing so CYSS wants to make sure your designee names and numbers are up to date.
Please note: CYSS cannot accept faxed or emailed forms due to PII restrictions. Thank you for your patronage of CYSS programs and activities.

Watch our videos!

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Free neighborhood workshops with the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is holding free children’s art workshops, “Enrichment to Go!” in JBLM housing neighborhoods Aug. 7 and Aug. 21.
Workshops last one hour and are limited to 25 children on a first-come, first-served basis.
Aug. 7, they will be at Clarksdale Housing, 2503 S. 8th St. at Lewis Main from 10:30-11:30 and at Greenwood Housing, 5517 N. 4th St. at Lewis Main from 1-2 p.m.
Aug. 21, they will be at Discovery Village, 60100 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and at Olympic Grove Housing, 3209 Maple St. at McChord Field from 1-2 p.m.
The Enrichment to Go! Program brings the museum’s signature group visit experience to local neighborhoods. The program is ideal for children from pre-K to 3rd grade. Workshop themes include line art, permanent pen color science or Oobleck. No registration is required for the workshops.

JBLM teens volunteer 900+ summer hours at Mount Rainier National Park

As part of the Student Conservation Association’s Base to Base Camp program, 11 JBLM youth participated in three two-weeks-long work camps at Mount Rainier National Park. Completing more than 900 combined volunteer hours, the teens worked on trail-building and habitat-restoration projects while learning about the environment and making a difference. See Kevin Bacher’s photos from their time at the national park, go here. Bacher is the volunteer and outreach program manager at Mount Rainier National Park.

Military Families

may find quality child care may be available in your neighborhood. Activate your membership at www.sittercity.com/dod.

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Military Kids Connect

Washington Connections

Kids'n Motion Tumblin Bus

KIDZ-N-MOTION CATALOG

Mention MWR & get a 10% discount

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